Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., right, urged the Senate to pass the VA Mission Act this week. [Robert Turtil/Veterans Affairs]
With overwhelming support, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to streamline the VA health care system, which could reduce veterans' wait times and allow more of them to seek out their own physicians.
The VA Mission Act was easily approved by the Senate with a vote of 92-5 on Wednesday. The bill, which previously passed the House by a vote of 347-70, will next go to President Donald Trump to become law just ahead of Memorial Day.
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Several Veteran Service Organizations, including Rene Campos, stand behind Sen. Isakson as he pushes for VA Mission Act to pass this week. [AMANDA DOLASINSKI/MOAA]
Veterans are one step closer to a streamlined health care system that could reduce wait times and provide flexibility to seek out their own physicians.
After years of negotiations, Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is urging the full Senate's approval on the VA Mission Act during a vote this week - just ahead of Memorial Day. The bill has garnered support of more than 30 veterans' services organizations, including the Military Officers Association of America.
“This is in the best interest of the veteran,” said Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the committee's ranking member. “Veterans, they like VA healthcare. With few exceptions, [they] like VA healthcare.”
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